Manpower Employment Outlook Survey – Q4 2015

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter 2015 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 2,101 employers in the UK.

All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to changein the three months to the end of December 2015 as compared to the current quarter?”

UK employers report modest hiring intentions for the October-December time frame. With 7% of employers expecting to increase staffing levels, 3% forecasting a decrease and 88% anticipating no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook is +4%.

Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the outlook also stands at +4%. Hiring prospects are two percentage points weaker when compared with the previous quarter and decline by three percentage points year-over-year. The resulting outlook is the weakest reported since Quarter 4 2012.

Regional Factsheets

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Northern Ireland

North East

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South East

South West


West Midlands

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